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August 1947


Arch Derm Syphilol. 1947;56(2):271-272. doi:10.1001/archderm.1947.01520080131019

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The annual meetings of the American Dermatological Association, Inc., the Society for Investigative Dermatology and the Section on Dermatology and Syphilology of the American Medical Association held June 1947 were notable events in many respects. They were unusually well attended, and the papers, which in general indicated careful preparation, were practical and interesting and stimulated thoughtful discussions. The subjects were extensive and diversified and included almost all aspects of dermatology. There were discussions devoted to the newer field of geriatric dermatoses, cutaneous reactions to systemic disease, new drugs, new treatments for familiar diseases, new laboratory investigations, problems of nosology and even problems of training in dermatology. The advisability of holding an international congress of dermatologists in the near future was also discussed informally.

Dermatology participated actively in the eminently successful centenial celebration of the American Medical Association. The achievements of the past century in dermatology were reviewed by Dr. Ormsby,

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